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Michael Walter

Full name: Michael Walter
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: March 12, 1959 in Pirna, Sachsen, Germany
Died: August 6, 2016
Affiliations: SC Traktor Oberwiesenthal, Oberwiesenthal (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Luge

Biography

East German luger Michael Walter participated in the 1984 and 1988 Winter Olympics, placing a disappointing fourth and fifth in the men’s singles. In 1985 he was World Champion and in 1981 finished third. At the Europeans Walter also won two medals, silver in 1988 with the team, and bronze in 1986 in the men’s singles. In 1984 he also won the overall World Cup and was East German Champion, adding four more silvers and a bronze at East German nationals. After his active career Walter studied civil engineering and then owned a construction company in Annaberg-Buchholz. The company manufactured innovative and patented radiant heating systems. Michael Walter died in August 2016 after a long illness.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Luge Men's Singles East Germany GDR 4
1988 Winter 28 Calgary Luge Men's Singles East Germany GDR 5

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IT1 IR1 IT2 IR2 IT3 IR3 IT4 IR4 ST1 SR1 ST2 SR2 ST3 SR3 ST4 SR4
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Luge East Germany GDR Final Standings 4 3:05.031
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Luge East Germany GDR Run 1 4 46.196 10.645 4 21.054 1 29.770 1 37.816 1 10.409 1 8.716 4 8.046 5 8.380 5
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Luge East Germany GDR Run 2 4 46.305 10.662 3 21.087 2 29.850 37.941 4 10.425 1 8.763 8.091 8.364 3
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Luge East Germany GDR Run 3 7 46.358 10.604 5 21.019 4 29.775 3 37.858 5 10.415 2 8.756 6 8.083 7 8.500 8
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Luge East Germany GDR Run 4 6 46.172 10.624 3 21.055 3 29.771 4 37.815 5 10.431 3 8.716 7 8.044 7 8.357 5
1988 Winter 28 Calgary Luge East Germany GDR Final Standings 5 3:06.933
1988 Winter 28 Calgary Luge East Germany GDR Run 1 6 46.578 9.175 =3 24.503 5 36.951 6 15.328 5 12.448 9 9.627 8
1988 Winter 28 Calgary Luge East Germany GDR Run 2 6 46.754 9.180 6 24.511 3 36.976 4 15.331 3 12.465 5 9.778 14
1988 Winter 28 Calgary Luge East Germany GDR Run 3 9 46.838 9.182 6 24.542 6 37.126 8 15.360 6 12.584 11 9.712 9
1988 Winter 28 Calgary Luge East Germany GDR Run 4 3 46.763 9.191 5 24.519 3 37.055 4 15.328 3 12.536 4 9.708 6
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